Everyone in the family has a perfect day at the beach except Kevin, who grumbles up until the end when something unexpectedly makes things perfect for him too.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2 Nothing could be further from The Perfect Day for Kevin, whose family is off to the beach for the day. Things go wrong from the start, and only when a sudden storm comes up and Kevin rushes out to play in the wind and rain does his day seem acceptable. Readers are shown only one side of Kevin herea whining, spoiled, and dissatisfied childand everyone else in the family either ignores or tries to placate him. While Prater's expressive watercolors are of high quality, young readers are not likely to identify with Kevin's character. Better choices on the same theme are Joan Lexau's I Should Have Stayed in Bed (Harper, 1965) and Judith Viorst's stalwart Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Atheneum, 1972). Hayden Atwood, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Maine
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Book Description Dutton Childrens Books, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st printing. edge wear, two tears repaired with clear, plastic tape on dust jacket. text is unmarked. binding sound. Bookseller Inventory # 037405
Book Description E. P. Dutton, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Printing. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 014233
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, U.S.A., 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. This is a First Edition. This copy is Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000440
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0525442820
Book Description E.P. Dutton New York 1987, 1987. First Printing Hardbound Good+. John Prater, illus. 8vo oblong, Unpaginated, No DJ. General wear to edges/corners. ISBN:0-525-44282-0. Bookseller Inventory # 017607